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LGBTQ Figures and Plus-Size Stars Condemn Victoria's Secret After Exec's Comments / THR News
Although the brand's chief marketing officer apologized for his controversial remarks to Vogue, notable LGBTQ figures and plus-size stars are still upset.
Health care new front for transgender rights under Trump
Military service. Bathroom use. Job bias. And now, health care.
The Trump administration is coming under fire for rewriting a federal rule that bars discrimination in health care due to “gender identity.” Critics say it’s another attempt to undercut acceptance for transgender people.
The Health and Human Services Department rule dates to the Obama administration, a time when LGBT people gained political and social recognition. But a federal judge in Texas said the rule went too far by concluding that discrimination on the basis of gender identity is a form of sex discrimination, which is forbidden by civil rights laws.
Instead of appealing the judge’s injunction, the Trump administration has opted to rewrite the rule, which applies to health care providers and insurers receiving federal funds.
Meet 'Sam,' a transgender toy that's teaching kids about gender fluidity
'Gender Creative Kids Canada' has developed an educational transgender toy in hopes to help children better understand gender identity and expression.
This trans woman has started an important conversation about homelessness
A transgender woman has taken to Twitter to start an important conversation about being homeless in America.
Heather Snow has been homeless on and off for the past six years, and for the last four months she has lived at a Salvation Army shelter in Portland, Oregon.
Snow decided to take to Twitter to express her frustrations with the charity about the conditions of the shelter, which houses around a 100 other homeless women.
She began the thread by pleading with her followers and others to not donate to the Salvation Army, before going on to explain why.
With More Public Attention, Has the Transgender Population Increased?
Why do so many people in the US identify as transgender now? originally appeared on Quora, the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus.
I’ve talked to a lot of people lately who feel like there’s been a sudden explosion of transgender people. I’ve seen people blame the media for it, claiming that it influences people to be trans, I’ve even heard the term “trans-trender” thrown around to refer to the idea that young people think it’s trendy to be gender variant. In the midst of that, we see the headline: Estimate of U.S. Transgender Population Doubles to 1.4 Million Adults leaving a lot of people scratching their heads and asking why we suddenly seem to have so many more trans people.
When we get down to it, there are two things that have driven the estimated trans population up. The most significant one is that we got better at counting. The social landscape for trans people has also become significantly more accepting. But the big thing is that we have better data now than we had when the 700,000 number was introduced (even Gates referred to that number as requiring some “statistical gymnastics.”)
No true count of homeless LGBTQ youth makes problem difficult to address
Being 15 years old isn’t easy for a lot of people. You’re a freshman in high school and really starting to come into your own. You’re trying to figure out where you belong and what you want to do with your future.
Imagine going through your early teenage years without the support and acceptance of your family, with no place to call home, turning to drugs and living in constant fear.
That was Sage Moctezuma’s life when she was 15.
Moctezuma, now 22, was assigned male at birth but said she didn’t identify with her assigned gender. She lived as a gay male for a while, but today she is living as a transgender woman. She said her family accepted her being a gay male but struggled to accept her for being transgender, having no knowledge or tolerance for the transgender lifestyle.
“They had nothing to give me there, so I had to take off,” Moctezuma said. “They weren’t supportive or anything like that. I had to kind of make my own way for awhile.”
She began using drugs and attempted suicide twice. She left home and, for several years, lived with anyone willing to give her a place to stay.
Planned Parenthood Defunding Hangs LGBTQ People OUT To Dry
Where Democrats and Republicans tend to lock horns over Planned Parenthood is abortion. The GOP is staunchly pro-life and disagrees with giving federal funding to an organization that provides abortions. Defunding Planned Parenthood is an obvious move to push and protect a pro-life agenda. However, according to Refinery29, among several other sources, abortions only account for 3% of the services offered at Planned Parenthood clinics around the nation. The vast majority of the services offered help with reproductive health care and family planning. Planned Parenthood often fills in the gaps where local hospitals can’t provide help to the communities around them. Defunding this organization is a kick in the gut to women and low-income Americans. But an unintended victim of this defunding could be the LGBTQ community.
Why LGBTQ Daters Have Better Luck Online
Two new studies from Match found that when it comes to love online (and finding it), your sexual orientation and gender identity can make a world of difference in your odds of succes. The surveys on being single and America and being a member of the LGBTQ community polled thousands of singles for insights into the dating patterns of Americans today. Across the board, LGBTQ survey respondents said they had dated someone they met online more often than heterosexual respondents. While only 36 and 33 percent of straight men and women said they have dated someone they met online, nearly two-thirds of transgender respondents had, with lesbian, gay, and bisexual singles falling within the middle.
This Indian fashion brand and its transgender models are fighting stigmas and winning hearts
An Indian fashion designer’s new line of saris is catching the world’s attention because of its transgender models.
Sharmila Nair who owns sari brand Red Lotus has launched a new collection named Mazhavi (‘rainbow’ in Malayalam) that features two transgender women, Maya Menon and Gowri Savithri.
The 25-year-old designer said that she was greatly inspired by the pro-transgender policy passed in Kerala last November which brought her to work with LGBT organisation Queerala to seek out trans women who are willing to be the new faces of her brand.
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